United Airlines Flight Chicago-El Paso Declares Emergency

United Airlines Flight Chicago-El Paso Declares Emergency
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In the last few moments, a SkyWest Embraer E170 operating a flight for United Airlines between Chicago and El Paso has declared an emergency.

N150SY is the aircraft in question.

Follow below for live updates.

Live Emergency Updates: United Airlines UA5501 Chicago-El Paso…

United Airlines Flight Chicago-El Paso Declares Emergency
Source: RadarBox.com.
1 month ago16/04/24


Welcome to the live coverage! Updates will begin shortly!

1 month ago16/04/24


United Airlines Flight Chicago-El Paso Declares Emergency

United Airlines flight UA5501 bound for El Paso from Chicago is making a quick descent through FL190 at present following it’s emergency broadcast.

1 month ago16/04/24

About N150SY: Aircraft Involved in the United Airlines Emergency…

N150SY, the aircraft involved in this incident, is a 8.7 year old Embraer E175 that was delivered to SkyWest in August 2015.

It currently operates flights for United Airlines, as per Planespotters.

Of the E175 variant, SkyWest has 241 in the fleet.

All of them but eight aircraft are in active service and host an average fleet age of 6.2 years.

1 month ago16/04/24

Entering a Hold?

United Airlines Flight Chicago-El Paso Declares Emergency

UA5501, from Chicago to El Paso, looks to be entering a hold following it’s emergency declaration.

It is understood also that the squawk code has changed from 7700 to 6540.

1 month ago16/04/24

Diverting to St. Louis?

There is the possibility that UA5501 could be making an emergency diversion into St. Louis. It is the closest airfield to the aircraft currently.

1 month ago16/04/24

On Final into STL…

UA5501 is on final approach into St. Louis following some holds to lose altitude for a diversion.

1 month ago16/04/24


TOUCHDOWN! UA5501 has appeared to have touched down safely into St. Louis.

As soon as we have more information regarding the reason for the emergency, we will update you accordingly.

But for now, this remains a developing story, pending additional developments.

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